Current research interests
Employment issues in asthma and other respiratory diseases including surveillance
Causes and consequences of lung disease at work
I am Consultant Respiratory Physician (Occupational Lung Disease) at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. We run the largest and busiest department of its kind in Europe. The department holds regular external courses for occupational health practitioners, designed to assist management of all aspects of respiratory health in the workplace.
I also give presentations and provide advice on aspects of respiratory health and occupational lung disease to a variety of occupational health providers.
Clinical Advisor - Generalism, Lead Dean for Flexible portfolio training – Medical Education Reform Programme, Health Education England (HEE)
RCP (London) elected Council member and Linacre Fellow
Associate Editor, Future Healthcare Journal
Member of the Group of Occupational Respiratory Disease Specialists (GORDS), working to align UK based occupational lung disease services with a focus on best practice and integrated care
National Association of Clinical Tutors (NACT UK) Chair
Education and Training
Lead for internal and external education and training by the group, encompassing:
- occupational health, respiratory and allergy specialist physicians, nurses, advisors and technicians
- primary care health professionals
- undergraduate students and postgraduate trainees
- visitors to the department, from work experience for sixth form students, to shadowing, observerships and fellowships
MB, ChB (Cantab), MA, FRCP, MSc, FHEA, PhD, PGDipULT (Medicine)
For further information and contact details, please see our website: www.lungsatwork.org.uk.
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